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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus swammerdamei (Milne-Edwards, 1830) 
AphiaID: 102131

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeracarida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylinae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNototropis swammerdamei (Milne-Edwards, 1830)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus Leach, 1815
Source 
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Environment marine
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaeronella atyli Hansen, 1897 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Atylus swammerdamei[details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription These amphipods are highly flattened at the sides and measure up to 10 mm long. The species has a
whitish colour with brown patches. The head has a small curved rostrum and slender antennae of
equal size. Eyes are large and reniform. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Atylus swammerdami was observed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low distribution frequency and in low densities (up to 60 ind./m2). A similar distribution pattern was also found in the 1994-2001 period. The most remarkable difference was the high distribution frequency near the southern Zeeland Banks. This is where the highest densities were observed (up to 170 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Ubiquitous, and often common [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Atylus swammerdami displays no clear preference for sediments with a specific grain size: the species is found in sediments with median grain sizes up to 550 Ám with a low relative occurrence. However, a clear preference can be seen with regard to the mud content. Atylus swammerdami reaches a relative occurrence of over 40% in sediments with a mud content of 30-40%. The species is nevertheless also found in sediments with lower or higher mud contents (up to 50%). [details]
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Picture of Atylus swammerdami
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102131
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan-Santini, Denise
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  checked  Costello, Mark
2013-02-28 20:42:32Z  changed  Horton, Tammy
2013-04-01 08:35:47Z  changed  Horton, Tammy
  
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  Citation: Horton, T. (2014). Atylus swammerdamei (Milne-Edwards, 1830). In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102131 on 2014-09-18